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Connectivity made smarter via TI's new MSP430 MCUs with embedded full-speed USB and the world's leading ultra-low power consumption
Jul 21, 2009 (10:07 AM EDT)

Broad MSP430 MCU portfolio with USB offers lowest power consumption, best-in-class analog integration and easy-to-use support packages

DALLAS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With wide adoption of USB connectivity, designers are seeking smart embedded processing solutions that bring unique advantages to their applications such as longer battery life, portability and versatility. Providing easy, advanced connectivity with a robust portfolio, Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated HASH(0x1744520) today announced the new MSP430F55xx microcontroller (MCU) family with embedded full-speed USB (12 Mbps). The new F55xx family offers the world's leading ultra-low power consumption combined with high-performance analog and other smart integrated peripherals. Helping cut the power cord, the F55xx MCUs are well-suited for cost-sensitive applications including portable measurement for medical, industrial, and health and fitness, as well as consumer electronics and a broad range of other applications. For more information, please visit .

Jump-starting USB development, TI provides all the necessary HASH(0x17203c0) to get projects up and running quickly regardless of a developers' USB experience. TI offers customers a free Vendor ID and Product ID (VID/PID) sharing program, saving time and money. TI's easy-to-use MSP430 Code Composer Essentials tool chain is included along with all the required hardware.

F55xx MCUs are priced from sub-$1 in large volumes. All are instruction set compatible with the entire MSP430 platform. The MSP430F552x sample kit is HASH(0x16da950) HASH(0x17203f0) HASH(0x171f150) and includes two 80-pin QFN sample devices, TS430PN80USB target board and supporting documents and software to get started. The MSP430F552x MCUs are sampling today with production volumes as early as November 2009. This device is fully compatible with the $149 and $99 flash emulation tools.

Texas Instruments HASH(0x1722060) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to .

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